Chicago born and bred, Chef John Mooney trained at the Kendall Culinary School and completed his internship as Tourant atop the prestigious John Hancock Centre. He later became sous chef of Red Sage. After time spent in New York City at Tapika and Michael Jordan’s’ Steak House, Chef Mooney joined the opening team at Heartbeat. He was then promoted to executive chef at the five star luxury ‘W’ Hotel. By 2004, Mooney joined Michel Nischan to open PURE, which was recognized by Conde Nast as one of the top 20 restaurants globally in 2006. Mooney then partnered with Mick O’Sullivan and industry veteran, Paul Nicaj, at Highland Manor, and since then received recognition by the James Beard Foundation as one of the “Best Hotel Chefs in America.”
John Mooney will conduct a cooking demonstration on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.